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Study puffs up economic impact of Pima County Fair

Operators of the Pima County Fair, held in April, say it boosted the local economy by almost $35 million. Two University of Arizona experts say that appears to be exaggerated.... Read more»

Wildcats soccer

Photos: Arizona nets 3-0 win over Denver in Sun Devil Desert Classic

Arizona defeated Denver on Friday night in Tempe by a score of 3-0. Arizona's goals came from Lexe Selman-Richards, Paige Crouch and Gabi Stoian.... Read more»

Open U.S. House seats draw Az hopefuls – and millions in funds – before primary

Republican congressional hopefuls in Arizona’s 1st District have raised more than $3.3 million ahead of Tuesday’s primary, already surpassing the $2.4 million that GOP candidates in the district raised for all of 2014.... Read more»

DeGracie-Bailey sets Wildcat assist record as UA draws at Texas Tech

The UA soccer team tied Texas Tech on Friday night with a score of 2-2. Senior Jaden DeGracie-Bailey earned an assist on the Wildcats' second goal, making her the all-time leader in assists for the Wildcats, with 20. Arizona's goals came from senior Paige Crouch and junior Cali Crisler.... Read more»

Streetcar to run late on weekends for UA students

Citing increased ridership by returning University of Arizona students, city officials are extending late-night Sun Link service on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Streetcars will again run until 2 a.m. on those nights — service had been cut back in June.... Read more»

Ups and downs: Wildcat soccer loses one, wins one

It was a mixed weekend for the Arizona women’s soccer team: a loss to Pepperdine and an emphatic win against Utah Valley on Sunday.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Med school dean's travel is a hurricane in a squirt bottle

Tucson should put a portable defibrillator in every home if we're going to freak out about $26,000 per year in university spending that can be questioned. Bureaucracy is to universities what analogies are to the SAT. Without the former, there isn't much use of the latter. So 26 grand for comfy travel seems a pittance compared to what could happen on any given day on a college campus. ... Read more»

Metro Tucson sees 2nd highest job growth in Arizona

Metro Tucson is adding jobs at one of the fastest rates in the state. The area recorded 4.2 percent more jobs in July compared with data from a year earlier. That is the second highest growth behind the Prescott area. Arizona overall, meanwhile, reported a fourth consecutive monthly increase in the unemployment rate.... Read more»

Soccer notes

FC Tucson players reunite in Sweden

Former Catalina Foothills star Samantha Monahan scored three for her Swedish club this weekend. She is now joined by former Wildcat Mykaylin Rosenquist.... Read more»

UA vs. NAU

Wildcats chip away at Lumberjack soccer, 1 - 0

Arizona out-shot the visitors from Northern Arizona on Friday night 19 – 4, but it took Charlotte Brascia until the 74th minute to tally a goal.... Read more»

Wildcat soccer starts off season with match against women from Flag

The Wildcats will open play this year with an exhibition against the NAU Lumberjacks. The match may feature the return of midfielder Lexe Selman-Richards.... Read more»

Banner Health data breach exposes info on 3.7 million

A hack of data held by Banner Health — the operator of the former University Medical Center in Tucson — has put information on about 3.7 million people at risk. The company is sending letters to patients, health plan members and beneficiaries, food and beverage customers and physicians and healthcare providers telling them of the data breach.... Read more»

UA study: North American forests won't nip climate change in the bud

New research from the University of Arizona is challenging conventional wisdom about forests and climate change: forests in North America are predicted to be harmed by warming climates, despite earlier predictions that longer growing seasons would mean healthier trees.... Read more»

Analysis

UA prof to Congress: 'Tipping point' for freedom of information

"We have reached a tipping point – a crisis situation – when it comes to freedom of information in this country. We are frogs in the kettle of slowly heating water," the head of the UA Journalism School, David Cuillier, told Congress on Tuesday. "The law is broken. FOIA has been co-opted as a tool of secrecy, not transparency."... Read more»

Ex-Ally Miller staffer 'confesses' he was behind bizarre blog

Timothy DesJarlais, a staffer for Ally Miller who quit his post after becoming the focus of an ongoing investigation into a peculiar political website, the "Arizona Daily Herald," has now owned up to his lies — at least in part. After denials, diversions and a false crime report, he wrote a "confession" to Miller.... Read more»2

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